CSB athletic center named for Sister Lois Wedl

Benedictine Sister Lois Wedl was on hand Sept. 25 for the presentation of the newly renamed Sister Lois Wedl Athletic Center at the College of St. Benedict.

Sister Lois Wedl gets a little love from her nephew’s wife Tracy Wedl who came to celebrate the dedication of the Athletic Complex in her name.
Photo by Paul Middlestaedt

The Center houses locker rooms for both CSB’s soccer and softball teams, a team room, athletic training room, alumnae lounge, restrooms, ticketing, concessions, a press box for the soccer field and several grass intramural fields.

Sister Lois is a common fixture in the stands at CSB athletic events.
Photo by Paul Middlestaedt

Construction of the center was completed before the 2018 soccer season and Sister Lois blessed the fields at the groundbreaking in May 2016, and again at the dedication in September 2018.

Sister Lois has been attending Bennie athletics events since she started teaching at St. Ben’s in 1986. Her faithful attendance at events and dedication to the teams has earned her #1 fan status.

“Sister Lois has been, and continues to be, an incredible supporter of CSB athletics. She brings a smile to the face of everyone she meets,” stated CSB athletic director Anderson Diercks. “Sister Lois has impacted hundreds of female student-athletes throughout the years and we could not be more grateful and honored to recognize her in this way.”

The Outdoor Athletic Complex at the College of Saint Benedict includes both turf and grass playing surfaces.
Photo by Paul Middlestaedt

Author: Dianne Towalski

Dianne Towalski is a multimedia reporter for The Central Minnesota Catholic Magazine.

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